February 28, 2015
Greater Media radio station the WRAT (95.9) held its annual Thanksgiving season drive Broadcast to benefit the People of New Jersey on November 24 and 25, 2014 to help local New Jersey people. Employees of the WRAT filled a 40-foot tractor trailer with items that were then donated to three charities.
The WRAT’s live Broadcast for the People of New Jersey took place at Shoprite, Route 66, Neptune, on both November 24 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, and again November 25 from 6:00 a.m. until the trailer is full.
Non-perishable food items that were donated went to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean counties; new or gently used clothing were donated to the Family Resource Associates; and toiletries (soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste) were given to Holiday Express.
Doug Sjonvall, promotions director for the WRAT, said, “This is our 18th truck that we are looking to fill. Year after year our listeners have never let us down and I have full confidence that they will once again answer the call. It’s very heartwarming to experience peoples generosity and willingness to help their neighbors.”
February 26, 2015
101 WRIF and Detroit Sports 105.1 have partnered with Leinenkugel Summer Shandy to host the “Leinenkugel Snow Softball Classic” on Saturday, February 28th at The Canton Softball Center on 46555 Michigan Ave in Canton, Michigan. The event will start at 9:00 am and is free to the public.
The event will kick off that morning with the City of Canton’s Snow Softball Tournament with teams competing from across the metro Detroit area. Throughout the day, attendees can come out and participate in the Snow Festival, featuring games and competitions for people of all ages. The entire day will culminate with The Leinenkugel Snow Softball Classic Celebrity Softball Game beginning at approximately 2pm and featuring various Sports, TV, and Radio personalities from the Detroit area.
Local Sports celebrities scheduled to participate in the game include former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty, former Detroit Tiger Dave Rozema, Marcus Ray of the University of Michigan 1997 National Championship Football team, Former NFL Placekicker Pete Stoyanvich, and former NHL and Plymouth Whalers star Pat Peake. Members of the Detroit Television media scheduled to participate include Fox 2’s Rob Wolchek, Amy Andrews, Taryn Asher, Derek Kevra, and Ryan Ermani as well as Ashlee Baracy from WDIV Local 4. The game will also feature members of the WRIF and Detroit Sports 105.1 air staffs, including Anne Carlini, Meltdown, Screamin’ Scott, James from “Dave & Chuck The Freak”, Rico Beard, and Sean Baligian.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will be benefiting C.A.T.C.H., a local charity co-founded by legendary Tiger Manager, Sparky Anderson. C.A.T.C.H. works to raise funds through special events for items and services that improve the quality of life for sick, injured and needy pediatric patients who receive care from Children’s Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital.